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Nike Women Workers Set to Lose Key Ruling in Pay-Disparity Suit

Nov. 23, 2022, 11:38 PM

Nike Inc. female workers who accuse the company of gender discrimination failed to persuade a federal magistrate they should be allowed to join together to sue the athletic shoe maker as a group.

Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo in Portland, Oregon, recommended that the women’s request for class-action status be denied, but her findings were sealed from public view, court records show.

Russo’s recommendation will be reviewed by US District Judge Marco A. Hernandez, according to the docket. The parties have 14 days to file objections to Russo’s findings.

Class-action status is important in employment cases because it allows ...